Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Perranporth and Cornwall so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also developing the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences. Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
At Perranporth we use the Cornerstone Curriculum to plan a curriculum that is progressive and ensures that learning is fun, challenging and engaging. As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:
Progression within the curriculum is clear: it starts with what is familiar to children and extends outwards. Progression in fieldwork skills is built across units, with the units in Years 1 and Year 5 offering rich opportunities for mapping, technical drawing and exploring their environment in a concrete physical way. Other units offer scope for children to use digital resources, globes and atlases to explore regions. Key technical vocabulary is mapped onto each unit, allowing children to build a rich bank of geographical language.
Each unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the key facts, vocabulary and skills for each unit. This is sent home in advance of the unit, allowing children to make a head start on their learning.
Links are built with other subjects, predominantly but not exclusively with writing, history, art, music and science.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.By the time they leave Perranporth School, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the areas of the Geography curriculum
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Here are the schemes of work.